The Arrow Rock Chapter of the NSDAR met June 17

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Arrow Rock Chapter of the NSDAR met Tuesday, June 17, at Arrow Rock State Park in Arrow Rock.

The American flag program was given by Mary Watson, vice regent, on the history of the American flag and the role it played through history an during many wars. A flag code pamphlet was passed out to everyone.

Regent Barbara Thieman welcomed nine members and two associates. She called the meeting to order with the DAR ritual.

Mary Watson gave the President General's address from American Spirit magazine on many activities chapters could participate in to present information to potential new DAR members.

The national defense report was given by Carol Schaefer on the National Reconnaissance Office, the government office in charge of all aspects of America's intelligence satellites.

The Indian minute was given by Mary Burge on powwows held as a social festival and over 1,000 are held each year. The Mohawk Indians sought after to help build many of the tallest skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building, since they were skilled workers.

Minutes of the May meeting were read and approved. The treasurer's report was unavailable.

Thieman discussed the yearbook meeting that was held Tuesday, July 1.

Items from members for the veteran's kits were collected. Arrow Rock DAR chapter will again participate in selling cookies as a fundraiser at the craft festival.

Officers were installed for the next two years by Peggy Ruester, associate. The state regent will visit Rosalyn Heights Nov. 6.

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